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VIENNA, Va. - July 14, 2015 - PRLog -- Vienna, Virginia (July 14, 2015). Driving Aids Development Corporation (DADC), the Northern Virginia-based hand control manufacturer, is pleased to announce their entry has been accepted in the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business Contest. The goal of the contest is to select five grand prize winners who will receive business mentorship, tailored to their specific business needs and a $25,000 cash prize. Voting ends July 19th, and people may vote once a day per entry.

Since the first Ford Model T hit the road, driving has been a part of people’s identity, a sign of freedom and independence. But for people living with disability, with a lack of feeling or limb, strength or stability, driving with their feet is not an option.

For over 30 years, DADC has helped people living with disability and wounded warriors overcome this challenge with their family of hand controls. By providing safe and comfortable gas and brake operation for the hand, hand controls help disabled drivers get back behind the wheel of their cars. They can travel where they want, when they want, and don’t have to rely on others to get to work, or pick up the kids from school or simply go to the grocery store for a gallon of milk.

“It’s about independence,” said DADC President, Mr. Lee Perry, “And it’s about getting people back to doing the things they love, in safety, for them and for their fellow drivers on the road.”

DADC also believes that a hand control should be as much a part of the car’s performance as it is a functional modification necessary to drive. Which is why they focus on performance, for people who simply love driving.

For Mr. Ishmael Lara, an IT Project Specialist, that means driving the 12th Annual MINIs on the Dragon rally for the fourth year in a row. One of the world’s foremost motorcycling and sports car roads, the Dragon is a desolate road crossing Deals Gap at the Tennessee/North Carolina border.

“The 11-mile road, with its 318 curves and breathtaking views of the Smokey Mountains, is a very exciting drive,” said Ishmael. “And people are always surprised to see me hop out with my wheelchair. They have to have a look at my DADC hand control to believe it. DADC hand controls make driving a performance car fun, and they got me back to doing the things I love.”

A vote for DADC, is a vote for their clients, and for anyone living with disability. A win would allow DADC to invest and bring to market a number of new mobility products.

“We are working on adapting with hand controls a 1952 Hudson Hornet convertible,” continued Mr. Perry, “And inviting disabled drives to drive it. We believe driving the Hudson will educate and entertain, while raising awareness about disability.”

Vote for DADC today by visiting

https://wellsfargoworks.com/project?x=us-en_viewentriesandvote_17401_21.

About Driving Aids Development Corporation (DADC):

Family owned and operated, DADC hand controls have been making hands happy for over 30 years with six hand control modes; the patented, power-assist Twist and Pull, and the manual Twist, Pull, Rock, and Brake Only. For more information, please contact DADC at (888) 762-1046, dadc500@drivingaids.com, or visit our website at www.DrivingAids.com.

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